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October Cash Calendar Winners Announced

posted Oct 15, 2017, 12:07 AM by Rick Robinson   [ updated Oct 15, 2017, 12:09 AM ]

The winners of the October 2017 Cash Calendar are now posted on the 
Contests Page.
Remember that you can see winners from previous months by selecting a different month from the bottom of the list of winners (we list the winners for the last 12 months on the different tabs across the bottom of the winner's list). 
Good luck and THANK YOU for supporting Algeria Shriners!

Please Read - From the Desk of the Potentate

posted Jul 12, 2017, 5:06 AM by Rick Robinson   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 5:25 AM ]

Greetings Nobles,  

I know we are all very busy with our summer activities, so I thought I had better get out a little communication.  As I write this, I am headed out to the Imperial Shrine Session in Daytona Beach.  As always, it should be a great time.  

I will be flying back to Billings for the festivities surrounding the Annual East West Shrine Football Game July 14th and 15th.  I hope you have all made plans to attend.  We will try to get together as a Divan while we are in Billings.  By doing that, THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN HELENA JULY 18TH.  As well, we will not meet in August.  I will have Larry Vervick send out the monthly statements so that everyone is informed on the business of the Temple.  

The September meeting once again will be held away from Helena – to be scheduled in conjunction with the September Ceremonial in Belgrade September 15 and 16.  Please spread the word.  I will soon email registration forms as well as posting the form on the Algeria web site.   

CLUBS & UNITS:  Please remind your nobles on recruiting new members for this ceremonial. We are planning a fun time for all and it should be a Huge Parade!

On other news:  About a month ago, 1st Ceremonial Master Dennis McSweeney resigned his position due to personal reasons.  I have always enjoyed being around Dennis and he will be missed; but I wish him the best with his future endeavors.  I have appointed Bernd Hoffmann to assume the office of 1st Ceremonial Master for the remainder of the year.  Bernd has been a loyal member of the Finance Committee for some time.  He has a very good understanding of the operations of the Temple and will be a great asset to the Divan.  I’m also pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Allen as Outer Guard for Algeria Temple.  I have personally known Mike for well over 30 years.  Mike has been handling the Insurance needs for our Temple for several years, so it is nice to have yet another noble with a great deal of knowledge joining the Divan.  

 Well, that's about it for this time.  Looking forward to seeing you all in Billings !  


Tracy Prescott

2017 Spring Algerian Newsletter Now Online

posted Apr 29, 2017, 1:38 PM by Rick Robinson

If you missed your copy of the 2017 Spring Algerian Newsletter (or your dog at it), you can download it now.  
It is in our Forms and Files page, or you can view it directly by clicking here.

Spokane Hospital is Now Taking Hospital Board Nominations for 2018

posted Mar 2, 2017, 5:15 PM by Rick Robinson

Nobles -  
The Board of Governors of the Spokane Shriners Hospital for Children - Spokane, wishes to inform you there is an opportunity for Supporting Temples to submit applications for open position(s) on the Spokane Hospital Board for 2018.  The nominating committee will interview the candidates and make a recommendation to the Board of Governors based on the applicant interview and the criteria provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children Bylaws, Section 105. 
Please contact the Algeria Office to obtain a copy of the nomination form.  See attached document for more detail. 
Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017. 

Club Financial Reporting Forms Updated

posted Jan 24, 2016, 4:00 PM by Rick Robinson   [ updated Jan 28, 2017, 3:39 AM ]

Club Financial reporting instructions and forms have been updated with improved layout and filetypes.  
We have updated the forms so that they will more easily print within normal printer margins.
Also, we have included PDF-versions of the files so that you can print and fill them out by hand, or use the downloadable spreadsheets  to do the hard work for you.  
Please find the latest forms in the Forms and Files section of the website (or click here) to download and complete the forms.  Please remember that the reports are due by February 1, 2016!!!!
If you need additional forms from Shriners International, you can also check out Shriner Village at

Algeria Shriners are on Facebook! Like Us...

posted Jan 19, 2016, 8:17 PM by Rick Robinson   [ updated Jan 28, 2017, 3:39 AM ]

Did you know that Algeria Shriners have a page on Facebook?
It is right here (check it out):
Now... you may say something about how you do not like Facebook, or that is not what you do, or "face-what?" or something like that... but it is a powerful tool and it reaches Shriners plus family and friends of Shriners throughout the world!  
It also reaches potential Shriners (remember... those guys younger than you).  
When potential members want to know more about an organization, company, or non-profit, one of the first things they do is search the web and the second thing they do is see if there is a Facebook page (and if people "like" it).
So... here is what YOU need to do TODAY:
1) Go to the link above and LIKE our page 
2) Post a picture of a recent Algeria Shrine event (parade), a picture of your favorite Shriner, a picture of your horse in your Fez, your Shrine Club, or anything Shrine-related (as long as it is respectable) 
3) Post about an upcoming Shrine Club or Parade Unit event 
4) Check in tomorrow and see who likes you posts and pictures 
5) Repeat steps 2-4 

Share what you love about Algeria Shriners - Post it on our Facebook Page! 

Algeria Photos?

posted Jan 5, 2014, 10:53 AM by Rick Robinson   [ updated Jan 28, 2017, 3:39 AM ]

Do you have photos?  

Do you have photos from recent Algeria or other Shriner events that would like to share with the rest of our temple (and other temples)?  If so, please send them to:  

And we will get them posted on our website.  

If they are too big (get bounced), please send an email anyway and we can setup another method to get the files transferred (i.e. Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.).  

Rick Robinson 

New Patient Referral Process Approved at Imperial Session

posted Nov 12, 2012, 11:19 AM by Rick Robinson   [ updated Jan 28, 2017, 3:39 AM ]

Great news!
  It is now easier than ever to refer a patient to Shriners Hospitals for Children®! 

At the 138th Annual Session in July 2012, the attending delegates approved amendments to the Colorado Bylaws 509.2 and 509.3 which simplified the way for patients to access Shriners Hospitals. Patients/families no longer need to fill out a two-page application form that must be processed before being considered for treatment. While this is a big change for our system and YOU, we want to assure you that our Shriners are more important than ever in finding children that need our help; as well as informing the public about the noble mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We need your participation now, more than ever, to reach more patients. This new process makes it easier for our patients and will still allow for engagement with the nobility. Travel and transportation support should not change. Contact your Shrine temple or hospital if you have questions.

This new intake process continues to support your valuable referrals, without the added step of completing a patient application. Instead, simply provide patients/ families with the Shriners Hospitals for Children patient referral card, which may be obtained from your hospital or Shrine temple. In addition, a new Patient Referral Form will be forthcoming in the near future. However, the referral card is preferred, with the patient/family calling the hospital’s referral intake line directly. Why? This is the quickest and most convenient way for a patient to get the care they need. 

When did this start? In October 2012, Shriners Hospitals simplified the process for our new patients; allowing immediate scheduling for an appointment if their clinical needs meet the hospital’s scope of service. 

Please contact your local Shriners Hospitals facility your local hospital coodinator if you have any questions.  To learn more about our services, or to refer a patient, visit

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